Off the back of a #8 album and #1 Australian album chart debut for critically acclaimed new LP twelvefour, and one month out from jumping on their national twelvefour album tour, Aussie indie folksters, The Paper Kites have today delivered a honeyed video fittingly full of late night feels for new single, Revelator Eyes.
The charming video is part two of a late night video trilogy from the band. Planned to mimic the hours lead singer and songwriter Sam Bentley kept when writing the record, the videos all take place in different cities with stories that are set within the same 12am – 4am period. “They’re all laced with a late night 80’s feel to them and we wanted them all set around these fictional underground late night clubs and bars, places that we dreamed up… we’re calling them ‘laties’ videos,” explains Bentley.
The video for Revelator Eyes was shot by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver) in Minneapolis at a fictional venue created specifically for the clip, The Jam Bar. “I wrote it to be a vinyl bar where people would order their music from the bar and listen to records at little stations around the room,” says Bentley. “I was a fan of Dan’s work and I sent the script to him and he was really keen to do it which was great because it’s often hard to find a director who’s willing to collaborate on someone else’s vision, but he totally understood the idea and along with his team, they just went above and beyond bringing this place to life – they literally built the whole bar. It was just an empty room above a bar in Minneapolis – everything you see in there was brought in, even the ‘juke star’ arcade machine was custom built for the video off a crappy drawing I did. It was quite a thing to see it become a real place for a night.”
The video stars actress Emily Rudd and producer Harry Reynolds. “Harry funnily enough was initially just Dan’s producer for the video, we had a very hard time finding the right guy until Dan said ‘Harry why don’t you do it?’… so Harry produced and starred in it!” enthuses Bentley.
In other exciting news, The Paper Kites have been selected for Spotify’s Found Them First campaign, after being identified by Spotify as a ‘Break Out’ artist with an impressive 20+ million streams accumulated.
The Melbourne quintet will kick start their extensive national twelvefour album tour in Adelaide at The Gov on October 15 before moving through Perth, Margaret River, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Geelong, Maroochydore, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra, finishing up in Thirroul on November 8.
The Paper Kites are Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, David Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen
See what the critics have to say about twelvefour:
‘Hypnotic, whimsical and otherworldly, this LP is simply gorgeous’ The AU Review
‘Harrowingly beautiful, painstakingly earnest, and ultimately remarkable’ Best Before
‘Lush, gentle, melodic’ The Age Shortlist
‘A synth dappled dreamworld’ The West Australian
‘The album is a quiet wonderland that needs no climax or swell of sound to deafen your heart with a powerful punch of auric emotion’ AAA Backstage
*****THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL twelvefour ALBUM TOUR*****
THU 15 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA (ALL AGES)
FRI 16 OCT | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA
SAT 17 OCT | SETTLERS TAVERN, MARGARET RIVER WA
THU 22 OCT | THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE VIC (ALL AGES)
FRI 23 OCT | 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 24 OCT | THE WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC
THU 29 OCT | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD
FRI 30 OCT | THE SOUNDLOUNGE, GOLD COAST QLD
SAT 31 OCT | WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD
THU 05 NOV | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW (ALL AGES)
FRI 06 NOV | THE METRO, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)
SAT 07 NOV | ANU BAR, CANBERRA ACT
SUN 08 NOV | ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW (ALL AGES)